Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Davidson's Districts

Democrats in Nashville are concerned that Davidson County could be split in the new Congressional reapportionment:

While The Tennessean, which was for many years a print media organ of the Tennessee Democratic Party, is trying to argue that Davidson County should not be split, a more appropriate question might be: Why should Davidson County not be split during reapportionment? If the goal is not aggressively partisan districts, but constituencies which are as representative of political reality as possible, then it is true that Davidson Countians who don't live in Nashville proper have been under-represented for years, and that is especially the case with the Metropolitan Government configuration in Davidson County. Democrats have the run of the Metro City-County government, and have since the days that separate county government was abolished in the County of Davidson and replaced with consolidation.

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